from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The 11th letter of the modern English alphabet.
- n. Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter k.
- n. The 11th in a series.
- n. Something shaped like the letter K.
- abbr. karat
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The eleventh letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
- n. voiceless velar plosive.
- n. The eleventh letter of the English alphabet, called kay and written in the Latin script.
- n. The first letter of callsigns allocated to American broadcast television and radio stations west of the Mississippi river.
- n. The ordinal number eleventh, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called kay and written in the Latin script.
- n. The eleventh letter of the English alphabet.
- n. A kilobyte (more formally KB or kB).
- n. kilometre or kilometres.
- n. thousand or thousands.
- n. The SI measurement value of 1,000
- abbr. See K
- abbr. Abbreviation of okay. (Also spelled 'kay.)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- the eleventh letter of the English alphabet, is nonvocal consonant. The form and sound of the letter K are from the Latin, which used the letter but little except in the early period of the language. It came into the Latin from the Greek, which received it from a Phœnician source, the ultimate origin probably being Egyptian. Etymologically K is most nearly related to c, g, h (which see).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The eleventh letter and eighth consonant of the English alphabet; the eleventh character also of the Phenician alphabet, from which it has come to us through the Latin and Greek.
- In chem., the symbol for potassium (NL. kalium).
- As an abbreviation: [lowercase] In meteorology, of cumulus (c being used for cirrus).
- Of king, knight, etc.: as, K. G., Knight of the Garter.
- In math., k is generally a constant coefficient. It is also a unit vector perpendicular to i and j.
- As a numeral in medieval use, 250.
- As an abbreviation: In electricity, of kathode (cathode, which see) and kathodic (cathodic).
- In mathematics: The Lemoine point in geometry.
- In mineralogy, the middle letter of the general symbol hkl, given to the face of a crystal in the system of Miller. See symbol, 7.
- In phys.: The symbol usually employed for moment of inertia. The letter K is used by some writers as a symbol of electrostatic capacity, but C is now almost universally adopted for this quantity.
- A symbol usually employed to designate magnetic susceptibility.
- A symbol for absolute temperature.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a unit of information equal to 1024 bytes
- adj. denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units
- n. a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite
- n. a unit of information equal to 1000 bytes
- n. the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
- n. the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
- n. the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet
- n. street names for ketamine
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